More and more consumers are becoming aware of the dangers posed by children's products. The U.S. government strictly monitors and controls the importation of products that can be hazardous to children. Florida residents may be interested in recent litigation against importers of products that could cause personal injury to children.
The U.S. government asked the court in another state to close down the sales and importation actions of seven individuals and four companies who are all associated with each other. In a combined lawsuit, these parties are facing charges of importing children's products containing lead in illegal levels and parts small enough to harm toddlers under the age of three. While lead poses a severe health hazard, small parts on toys pose a threat of suffocation or choking in small children.